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Charlottesville Looks To Move Forward From Violent Protest

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:37am

White marchers carried swastika flags and chanted racist slogans. Counterprotesters gathered to stage their own demonstration. A driver plowed into a group of the counterprotesters — killing a woman.

Examining Trump's Initial Response To The Racial Upheaval In Virginia

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the mayhem in Charlottesville, some saw President Trump's remarks as a validation of the protesters' message of racial bigotry. Rachel Martin talks to David French of the National Review.

Pence Expands On Trump's Remarks To Include White Supremacists

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Vice President Mike Pence is on a six-day tour of South America. But even thousands of miles away, Pence had no choice but to respond to the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

Morning News Brief: 'Unite The Right' Rally In Charlottesville Turns Deadly

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the deadly events in Virginia, President Trump blamed "many sides." Those remarks didn't go far enough for some, who called on Trump to denounce the white supremacists behind the violence.

Alabama GOP Senate Primary Tests Reach Of McConnell, Trump

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:00am

In Tuesday's primary, local observers say the candidate most like Trump isn't the one he backed. Ultimately, it's Mitch McConnell's endorsement for the incumbent that could backfire.

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Rural Trump Supporters Back His Comments On Charlottesville

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:18pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va. President Trump was criticized for suggesting the bigotry had come from "many sides." Supporters blame the left for violence.

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy Reacts To White Nationalist Rally

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

Charlottesville, Va. Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy talks about the white supremacist rally in the city Saturday and the reaction of the black community there.

Trump Supporters Speak Out On Charlottesville

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, saying that the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

NAFTA: What Does This New Round Of Negotiation Mean?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

President Trump has threatened to walk away from NAFTA if he can't secure a better deal for the U.S. But former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez says it would be hard for the U.S. to walk away.

'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:17pm

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

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Democrat Senator Reacts To Trump's Escalated North Korea Rhetoric

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 7:33am

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee. We get his reaction to President Trump's warning to North Korea that U.S. forces are "locked and loaded."

Trump's Reaction To Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Criticized By Some Republicans

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 7:33am

President Trump, not known to hold his verbal fire, issued a bland statement condemning violence on both sides after deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. Other Republicans were more pointed.

Vice President Pence Representing Trump Overseas...Again

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:00am

In his second international trip in less than a month, Vice President Pence is visiting U.S. allies in Latin America, with an eye to the deteriorating situation in Venezuela.

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Trump Saw 'Many Sides' While Some Republicans Saw White Supremacy, Domestic Terrorism

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:20pm

After the president spoke about an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides," some Republicans took him to task. And, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Barack Obama tweeted, too.

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A Deadly Aftermath Of Kenya's Election

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 4:54pm

In Kenya, police fired tear gas and bullets on demonstrators in slums around Nairobi. Kenya's commission on human rights says at least 24 people have been killed since Tuesday's presidential vote.

Trump Pressures China On Trade; Executive Action Expected Monday

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 1:35pm

The president's staff insists the action, which calls for the consideration of an investigation into Chinese trade practices, is completely separate from national security risks posed by North Korea.

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'That's Stephen': White House Adviser's Controversial Style Dates Back To His Youth

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:05pm

Stephen Miller made headlines recently for his combative turn during a briefing with reporters about immigration policy. But that type of verbal combat has been a Miller trademark since high school.

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